Milan got a harsh reality check on Saturday night, as they were comprehensively outplayed by Juventus at San Siro.
The Rossoneri might only have lost by a single goal, but that is simply a reflection of the patience with which the champions set about their task. Juventus hoarded possession and waited for their moment. Milan were never in position to aim for more than a draw as they camped out in front of their own goal for most of the second half.
It should be a very different story against newly-promoted Empoli, who have shipped five goals in three games. Milan are expected to rotate their side, bringing Fernando Torres into the starting line-up for the first time.
If the Tuscans maintain the attacking mindset that they have adopted so far this season, then he will have every chance to make a fast start.
Best bet: Torres to score any time – 2.60